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“Hoping your day is full love of love,” director Todd Phillips says

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Joaquin Phoenix in "Joker" (Credit: Warner Bros.)

Todd Phillips has given DC fans a Valentine’s Day treat and dropped a couple of new stills from the “Joker” sequel “Folie à Deux.”

“Hoping your day is full love of love,” Phillips captioned on Instagram.

The sequel will be released on Oct. 4.

“Folie a Deux” roughly translates to “shared madness,” which may be a comment on how the Joker tapped into the boiling rage in Gotham City over its growing inequality, leading to the original film’s dramatic climax in which Batman’s future arch nemesis dances on top of a police car as a rioting crowd cheers him on.

According to an insider with knowledge of the project, a lot of the “Joker” sequel takes place inside Arkham Asylum. Also starring in the film alongside Phoenix and Gaga are Zazie Beetz, reprising her role from the first film, as well as franchise newcomers Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland and Harry Lawtey.

In 2019, “Joker” became one of the most successful comic-book movies ever, both at the box office and on the awards circuit. After surprising the film world by winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, “Joker” became the first R-rated movie ever to gross $1 billion worldwide and earned 12 Oscar nominations, with Joaquin Phoenix winning his first Oscar for his performance as struggling comedian Arthur Fleck, aka The Joker.

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